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Top Graduate Employers

Below is a list of the top 100 graduate recruiters. You can filter the table by region, industry and occupation.

The financial services industry is the main recruiter of university graduates into professional employment. The second main recruiter is the healthcare industry.

North West – Wholesale, retail & vehicle repair

Rank Employer Graduate-level posts
1 Boots 55
2 Hut Group 35
2 Specsavers 35
4 Cohens Chemist 15
4 Lloyds Pharmacy 15
6 Amazon 10
6 Boohoo 10
6 JD Sports 10
6 Vision Express 10
6 Well Pharmacy 10
11 Aldi 5
11 AO.com 5
11 Co-operative (Co-Op) 5
11 Majestic Wine 5
11 Manor Pharmacy 5
11 Marks & Spencer 5
11 Matalan 5
11 N Brown Group plc 5
11 Pharmacy Care Plus 5
11 Sainsbury's 5
11 Superdrug 5
11 Tesco 5
11 Visage 5
11 Well 5
25 Adidas Fewer than 5
25 Amplifon Fewer than 5
25 Argos Fewer than 5
25 Arnold Clark Fewer than 5
25 Asda Fewer than 5
25 Ashfield Healthcare Fewer than 5
25 CEF Fewer than 5
25 Clear Pharmacy Fewer than 5
25 Community Pharmacy Fewer than 5
25 Debenhams Fewer than 5
25 Decathlon Fewer than 5
25 Edmundson Electrical Fewer than 5
25 Greggs Fewer than 5
25 H & M Fewer than 5
25 Iceland Fewer than 5
25 IESA Fewer than 5
25 Kamsons Pharmacy Fewer than 5
25 Kurt Geiger Fewer than 5
25 Laura Ashley Fewer than 5
25 Lidl Fewer than 5
25 Lush Fewer than 5
25 McKeevers Chemist Fewer than 5
25 Morrisons Fewer than 5
25 New Look Fewer than 5
25 Optical Express Fewer than 5
25 Peacocks Fewer than 5
25 Phase Eight Fewer than 5
25 Primark Fewer than 5
25 Protel Health Fewer than 5
25 Selfridges Fewer than 5
25 Shop Direct Group Fewer than 5
25 Topshop Fewer than 5
25 Toys R Us Fewer than 5
25 Vodafone Fewer than 5
25 Volkswagen Group Fewer than 5
25 Waitrose Fewer than 5

This table is compiled using data taken from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey (2015–16) conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Numbers are rounded to the nearest five in line with Higher Education Statistics Agency confidentiality requirements. Read more about how we compile these tables.